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Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  25 responses

John Wall: ‘My Confidence is Sky-High’


John Wall played incredible basketball during the offseason/lockout, and plans to translate that success onto the NBA stage this season for himself and the Wizards. From the Washington Times: “Set to begin his second season as the Washington Wizards‘ point guard, Wall sees himself as a seasoned veteran and says he’s ready to lead on and off the court. ‘My confidence is sky-high right now,’ Wall said. ‘The way I played this summer, I know it wasn’t serious games in the NBA, but it was against NBA-type players, but it was just mainly getting my confidence back and getting back healthy.’ Confidence will be key, since Wall intends to take the Wizards to the postseason. ‘I just want to play in the playoffs. It [doesn’t] get better than playing in the playoffs,’ Wall said. ‘I went to playoff games last year, and it’s exciting seeing them play and see how different the atmosphere is in the games. It’s not fun just sitting there in the stands.’”

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  • BRAVO

    i hope ur better than d rose!

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    He’s gonna be great one day.

  • JEr dawg

    His arrogance is “sky high” right now. Who does he think he is?

  • canon

    To be great you have to be arrogant. Well, that’s what i’ve learnt from the former greats.

  • Riggs

    cool, can you stop doing the dougie? thanks.

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    @Riggs clearly his dougie is where he generates his confidence from!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I don’t know if he’ll be a better player than Drose, but I bet he’ll be a better PG.

  • S-Mills

    There’s nothing wrong with a little confidence. It’s just what he needs. This is a statement season for him.

  • fruizm

    the “dougie” is exactly why I think he will never be at the same level as d-rose.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Arrogance at that level is pretty much a necessity. If your not arrogant the League, or even the media will rip you apart.

  • DOE

    John Wall is a super athlete If his BBALL skills ever match is athleticism watch out D ROSE AND R WESTBROOK!

  • tomtom

    Love this guy, he will challenge Rose this year…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Jahmai

    John Wall’s good but he’s no Drose and please just stop it with his superb athletic ability, at the NBA Draft Combine Drose outperformed him, his sprint was better and his vertical jump was better. SO GTFOH with all this talk about John Wall being the better athlete.

  • Nehemiah01

    Everyone should have confidence from this offseason. No-one played any defense!!!

  • SwissArmyKnife5

    Yeah John Wall is not a better athlete than DRose not even close, better player we will see.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Actually they measured out as equal athletes. Rose was a little faster with the sprint (.09 seconds faster than wall). Wall could REACH a little higher on the vert (2″ higher). Neither was separated from enough from the other to make a proclamation as to who the better athlete on a basketball court is. Unless you measure athletics by a straight sprint without the ball and care about a .09 difference, and how high a guys FEET get off the ground. Which are both irrelevant.

  • fruizm

    i also cant see john wall being able to put his team on his shoulders like rose did last season..but anyway, i do think that john wall is SICK.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    Its funny how people want to say Rose isnt the best PG doing it right now but are quick to compare someone to him like hes the standard at which every up-coming PG should be like. SMH

  • http://www.slamonline.com Slick Ric

    co-sign nehemiah01

  • http://shinefluid@aol.com yada

    confidence is the key. you become great at anything in life with confidence

  • chingy

    Without John Wall’s dougie, we won’t have Kate Upton doing the dougie. Therefore, don’t hate on the dougie.

  • matt

    john wall will never be better then d rose. derrick rose is the best pg in the league.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    ^7 year old child much?

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    this confidence is deserved… john wall is the future at pg

  • matt

    lakeshow..dumba$$? yea thats you.

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